Also, when we’re in a drought and there is no rain in sight, don’t make yourself look even more idiotic by getting up there and saying ‘your weekend will be perfect’. See, double whammy. It’s not ‘my’ weekend. Sunshine and no rain is not ‘perfect’ in the midst of a drought.
I won’t even rehash weather coverage during ball games.
Without really jumping into the argument about the nekkid scanners, I will note that our airport security is totally reactive. Israel has the best airport and airline security in the world. They do not use these scanners because they are ineffective. Do you know what they do? They actually look at people and PROFILE them (gasp!). Yep, if young Arab males are guilty of 100% of the attacks on them, and if a suspicious young Arab male appears at the airport, they pull him aside and check him out. If they aren’t satisfied, they send him on his way – just not on an El Al Plane. Could we learn from them? Heck no, we might offend someone – namely young Arab males.
Know what the U.S. does (other than the peepshow?).
Take the case of the ‘shoe bomber’, Richard Reid. There were red flags on this guy from the beginning.
1. He got his British passport in Amsterdam, not in Great Britain.
2. He bought a ONE-WAY ticket to the U.S.
3. He paid cash.
4. He had no luggage.
So what did the TSA learn from this? Make everyone take their shoes off. Little children, old ladies, everyone remove your shoes.
You know what else irritates me? That woman on ESPN announcing football games. I don’t even know her name, but she sounds like she should be on the LPGA tour, if you know what I mean.
I know I’ll catch hell for this, but is nothing sacred? It’s football women, it’s a man’s sport.
True, heard all of this within the last two months:
Woman about basketball game, “How many innings to they have?”
Woman about baseball game, “When is halftime?”
ESPN, I’m sure that your gender-confused announcers don’t want to do, say, figure skating (at least not the female ones), but please give them anything but football. If you persist, regardless of their training, they will fall into the trap of announcing a homerun in a college football game.